A hummingbird miracle!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bayouchica, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Almost three weeks ago, one of our cats caught a hummingbird. [​IMG] Luckily, I was right there when it happened.
    This little hummer had an injured left wing & couldn't use it at all. I'm surprised it didn't die just from the stress of me handling it,they are so fragile.
    I put it in a clear tote with a feeder in it our screened in porch.We have three feeders out there & lots of hummers passing thru this time of year.

    Poor thing kept trying to fly,but would land on its back or its wing would get twisted.I was telling my husband if hummer doesn't get better soon,he'll have to put it down. I couldn't do it. [​IMG]

    Yesterday, the little one flew out of the tote.


    This morning, I took a dog kennel & used some sheer curtains, covered it & made a bigger space for it to fly around. Little hummer is flying all over the place,still needs to gain some strength,but hopefully we'll be able to let him go in the next few days. I'll make sure it's far away from the house, dern cats.

  2. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    That hummingbird is adorable....nice save! [​IMG]
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Nicely done!!
  4. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Beautiful hummer! Glad he is getting better!!
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Great job. This site is a constant reminder of the goodness of many people.
  6. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Excellent save!

    Our hummingbirds in Michigan are eating like crazy and starting to head south. Haven't seen many in the last few days.
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Now THIS is the kind of hummer of which the world needs more!
  8. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    How wonderful of you!...the pic is fantastic, we dont have them here, so I totally appreciate the picture...it is fantastic, keep us posted to his/her "flight" so glad you where there to save the day..........xxxxxxxxxx
  9. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Good for you helping that little hummer!! What great photos. I love those little birds!
  10. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hey yall, I let little hummer go yesterday morning.
    He sat in my hand then took off & flew up in a sweet gum tree & preened. I put him out in the back of our place with a feeder. Hopefully he'll be strong enough to make it further south this winter.
    Although it feels like summer time STILL [​IMG]

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